The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has lauded all stakeholders for the improvement posted by the national team Harambee Stars, which saw the team register a massive improvement in the FIFA rankings.
Kenya was among the most improved nations in the rankings released on Thursday 14 July, leaping by 43 places from the June rankings to settle at position 86 from 129th.
Harambee Stars beat Congo 2 – 1 in a 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the start of June and the FKF president Nick Mwendwa is elated at the improvement.
He pointed out that the rise was due to good planning for the national team, having secured two friendly matches against Tanzania and Sudan ahead of the Congo game.
The plan for the future, he said, is to see the team surpass its best ever ranking.
“The rise in ranking is a good sign for us as a nation and as a federation. This shows that if we set good plans for our national team we can go far, because the current rise came after good planning for one match which involved planning for friendly matches.
“In future we are looking at ways to improve the team even more and this includes playing a number of high profile friendly matches. Our best ranking was some time back when we were 68th and we plan to surpass that; I believe we can do it,” he said.